Landrum Fire and Rescue District receives grant for new drone 

Published 4:56 pm Tuesday, June 25, 2024

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LANDRUM—The Landrum Fire and Rescue District recently received a grant from Duke Energy to purchase a new drone. 

The grant was given to the Landrum Fire and Rescue District as part of a $500,000 microgrant from Duke Energy, which donates funds to 33 nonprofits and government agencies across South Carolina. 

Linda Hannon, Duke Energy’s Director of Government and Community Relations, presented the Fire Department with a check for $17,000 on Wednesday, June 19.

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“This new eye-in-the-sky will generate an overhead picture of a scene and provide a more complete view for responding ground crews,” said Lieutenant Jimmy Flynn, Landrum Area Fire and Rescue District’s EMS Operations Coordinator. “Adding this new information to an emergency incident should allow us to implement new response strategies that will improve operations, save lives and property, and promote a safer work environment for our personnel.”